Our culture can be fascinated by people’s net worth. We have articles listing the wealthiest people in the world and what their net worth is. These articles can also go into how they live, what they have and how they spend. This allures us into thinking what it could be like if we had a portfolio like them. We can even fantasize about being wealthy and what we would do if we had that chance. Have you ever thought this way before? I know I have and many times I’ve been inspired by what others have achieved.
However, we must remember that people have a net worth far beyond money.
Think of how God sees everyone in the world. He obviously believes that there is so much value in our net worth that He sent Jesus to die and be a bridge for you and me. His metric system of who is important is totally different from ours. We honor the wealthy and there’s nothing wrong with that. We seek to learn from the successful and we should. Yet God puts great value on all people, as He reaches for their heart.
This is profound as it is counterculture to the world we live in today.
Notice what 2 Corinthians 4:7 says –
“We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.”2 Corinthians 4:7
We see in this verse that we have a treasure in our hearts through the power of God. Other versions say it this way, “we have this treasure in earthen vessel’s. “Our net worth is far greater than anything we can see in this world. We have the treasure that will live on for eternity and we can help others come into that place as well. We’ve been given the privilege of living our lives for God and then letting God do something profound through us.
What’s your net worth?
I believe the answer to this question is far beyond what we know at this time. You see, God has given you gifts and abilities to share to make a difference in the lives of others. Our significance and fulfillment comes when we know these gifts and we share them. I encourage you on a practical level, no matter what your monetary net worth is, to believe you have something great to give. We must overcome the cultural pressure of feeling our importance is based on what we have and how much we have. This is limited and temporary. However, what we have in Jesus is eternal!
Therefore, I encourage you to be a part of a local church, find out the gifts you have and begin to serve and share them with others. Healthy churches are not trying to get something from you, they’re trying to help God come through you. This is where we come alive and discover the gifts God has in us. We can make a difference in our lifetime and this is so important because all of us want to make a difference. I encourage you, move forward in your faith, don’t be limited by what you have or don’t have. You have something to share and it’s through Jesus that we live, move and have our purpose.
What’s your net worth?
It’s so valuable that Jesus came and died for you, so that you may live with him now and forever.
I pray that any feeling of insignificance, or inferiority would be removed from your life. You are here on purpose and you have something to give. Whether you are wealthy or poor. Whether you are educated or uneducated. Whether you are known or unknown. It doesn’t matter! You have something to give and you can make a difference.
Don’t let anything isolate you from the community of faith. Stay connected in a local church, move forward with the vision and be a part of something bigger than yourself. God has great things for you and His net worth in you is far more than you know!
Have a great week and may you share the treasure that’s in you,